Notion Games’ up-and-coming indie platformer, “Super Ubi Land,” apparently caused a bit of confusion among fans, who thought it was being published by Ubisoft (it’s not). As a result, Ubisoft requested that Notion change the game’s title. I thought this would mean a super shake-up, but apparently not – as of today, the title is now called Super Ubie Land.
Glad everything was settled peaceably. Super Ubie Land will arrive for PC, Mac, Linux, and Wii U later this year.
In order to ensure that as many players as possible can try out the Virtual Console versions of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Oracle of Ages for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s offering both games at a special discount price of $4.99 each for the first three weeks following their May 30 launch. After June 20, they’ll revert back to their normal $5.99 price.
Make sure you take advantage of the linked game function to experience the full story and unlock all the secrets and extras. It’s one of the most content-rich Zelda stories to date once you combine both games, with over 16 dungeons and four overworlds to conquer.
Nintendo also released two trailers for the games that you can check out by clicking below.
Though Nintendo didn’t reveal anything new about The Wonderful 101 gameplay during today’s Nintendo Direct, they did reveal a release date: September 15. That’s just on the tail end of summer and the verge of autumn, meaning that it’s the last big Wii U game before the holiday season starts… right?
It’s been almost a year since the game was first revealed at E3 2012, so we hope it’s worth the wait.
We already know that Nintendo is not having a major conference during this year’s E3. That does not, however, mean that Nintendo is not going to be attending. They still plan on having new games to be played, as well as new games and content to announce. There won’t be a major hardware announcement, and thus they are focusing more on games.
To help spread the Nintendo love, they have partnered with Best Buy to share the new and upcoming titles with everyone during E3. Over 100 Best Buy stores throughout the United States and Canada will have select unreleased titles for players to try out.
So, even if you aren’t qualified to go to E3, you still have a chance to have a nibble of that experience within your local Best Buy.
Pikmin 3 goes back to basics in terms of its story: it’s not about getting rich, but about crash-landed explorers who just want to survive. To thrive, players will have to gather fruit to feed their captains – named Alph, Charlie, and Brittany – using the help of their Pikmin friends. Interestingly, the tale of survival extends beyond the main characters – they’re looking to solve their planet’s devastating famine.
The game also features some new functionality, such as the ability to revert to save states so you can learn from your mistakes without having to completely restart your game. This will allow you to play more efficiently.
Click below for more information about GamePad functionality, and more screenshots that show off the game in more detail.
Nabbit, a pesky rabbit-like fellow clad in purple with a giant bag who pestered players in New Super Mario Bros. U, is turning into a playable character in the Luigi-themed DLC New Super Luigi U. This little guy is only available in multiplayer, and plays differently than Luigi or the Toads, for he doesn’t take damage from enemies. Mr. Iwata recommends him for less skilled players.
There isn’t a difference in the game story-wise, but primarily takes Mario out of the picture and highlights Luigi.
New Super Luigi U is due June 20 as DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U and will cost $19.99, but it’s also coming as a standalone packaged game on August 25, priced at $29.99. Check out the packaged version box art by clicking below.
UPDATE: New screenshots featuring Nabbit are now available!
The Mario and Sonic Olympic gang is traveling again, this time to Sochi in Russia for more winter Olympic events. There will be fun events such as skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, and other various events.
The game is releasing on the Wii U, and will be using both Wii MotionPlus and the GamePad to create new ways to compete in the games. One game is a mixture of marksmanship, and utilizes both your television and the GamePad. More information on the release date window is coming later.
The game will also have players switch between Wii MotionPlus and GamePad for some events. There are also new game types such as Dream Stages in Mario/Sonic’s worlds that give you unnatural abilities.
Satoru Iwata announced today that more Game Gear Virtual Console titles will be on the way to Nintendo 3DS in the near future. So far we’ve only gotten a couple close to the launch of the service, starting with Sonic Triple Trouble, and haven’t seen many since then.
We’re hoping this is a sign of Mr. Iwata’s more direct leadership over Nintendo of America, and that we’ll see more proactive releases in this department going forward.
Nintendo announced that they have entered into a special partnership with Sega for Sonic the Hedgehog titles, with the first of these titles being Sonic Lost World, which was trademarked a few days ago. This game will be a Wii U and 3DS exclusive title.
Nothing was announced in specific about the title, and the only glimpse we got of the game is the image above. Mr. Iwata promised that we’ll see more information about the game at E3.
The latest Nintendo Direct video goes live in just a few minutes, and as with past Nintendo Directs, you’ll be able to watch it with us live! Today’s presentation will focus on the summer catalogs for Wii U and 3DS, with new announcements for the big fall and holiday titles coming just before E3.
UPDATE: The livestream is now over, but you can catch the permanent embed by clicking below.
Sony has released a new PlayStation 4 Creator Conversation video with the creators of Diablo III over at Blizzard, which focuses extensively on how the game’s UI has been tweaked for a console and a specifically PlayStation-based experience. Director John Hight and designers Joshua Mosqueira and Jason Bender explained that getting the game’s control scheme right was very important – and that meant making use of the best tools for various jobs, like using the PS4 touch pad for inventory scrolling and transforming menus into a radial style.
The way the touch pad being implemented should sound familiar. So far, most Wii U games use the second screen for inventory functionality, though of course the PS4 touch pad doesn’t display information – it just receives it.
Click below to see what else the team has cooking for the PlayStation versions.
The Last of Us will be a same-day digital title when it launches for PS3 on June 14, and Naughty Dog has confirmed that you’ll be able to play it even while it downloads. Taking a leaf out of PS4′s book – the new system is supposed to allow you to play your games while they’re downloading virtually instantly – once the download makes it to about 50%, players will be able to start up the game.
It’s an interesting preview of a next-gen feature on a current-gen device. The Last of Us will be available the day after E3 2013 concludes.
Source: Game Informer